Wrap dresses are almost universally flattering, which is why they’ve been in and out of style for at least the past 40 years.
Given their popularity, we decided to put together a Wish List of Shoes to Wear With Wrap Dresses. To provide a visual aid, we picked two print wrap dresses made by the queen of the form herself, Diane von Furstenberg, that we’re picking shoes for. Both have a modern profile; the style at left is sexier, the style below is more representative of the traditional wrap dress.
And, the shoes we found are gorgeous! For the most part, we stuck to heels that are at least a couple inches high; flats just don’t work with these dresses.
For the black dress, we chose shoes in black, metallic pewter, and some bright tones like green and red to add a splash of color.
Some shoes will work with both dresses, notably those in neutral tones or white.
In all cases, though, we chose shapes and styles that really complement this particular style of dress. The peep-toes, rounded-toe pumps, and mary-janes really play up the subtle 40s vibe inherent in the style. And, since wrap dresses have the structure to hold up to a more substantial shoe, we’ve also included shoes with a chunky or wedge heel.
So, take a look at our Wish List of Shoes to Wear With Wrap Dresses. If you don’t yet own a wrap dress, you may find something you like in the selection below.
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